• Question: What made you want to do the lectures?

    Asked by lectureattendee to Omar, Laura, Kat, Heather, Hannah, Gill, Aoife on 30 Jan 2019.
    • Photo: Gill Harrison

      Gill Harrison answered on 30 Jan 2019:


      I didn’t know I was doing initially. I was asked for advice on 3/4D scanning and how to get this in place, as Alice wanted to have a live scan during the lecture….then suddenly I was there and doing the scan.

    • Photo: Heather Widdows

      Heather Widdows answered on 31 Jan 2019:


      Who has access to our genetic information is crucial for us and our children and grandchildren. Already this is valuable and in the future it will be more so and in ways we don’t yet know. We have to think much more about how this information doesn’t belong to individuals but to families and groups. We need different ethics and policy to manage this. Alice’s commitment to ensure that ethics and science go together gave me the chance to talk about this crucial ethical issue.

    • Photo: Omar Mahroo

      Omar Mahroo answered on 1 Feb 2019:


      I investigate how our eyes work, and some of this involves working with twins. I got asked indirectly if I could help with the bit about how identical twins can have different eye structures. It was fun to help out with the lectures and great to help bring science to a wider audience, and weird to be wheeling in our equipment on one side while a cow was leaving the stage from the other side!

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